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Mi~ichigan Daily

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 28-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, June 15, 1974

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Nixon promises U.S.
nuclear aid to Egypt
Peacefulpurpose stressed in pact
CAIRO, Egypt (P - President Nixon
and President Anwar Sadat signed an
agreement yesterday for the United
States to help Egypt develop nuclear
power for peaceful purposes."h
"Since the atomic age began," a joint
U.S.-Egyptian communique said, "nuc-
lear energy has been viewed by all na- 4
tions as a double-edged sword - of-
fering opportunities for peaceful appli- -
cation, but raising the risk of nuclear
The communique did not specify how
Egypt would use American nuclear sup-
plies, but it said that the program is
aimed at providing Egypt witth the nuc-
lear know-how to speed its economic de-
DIPLOMATIC informants said U.S.-
supplied nuclear fuels and reactors would'r-" N
be for "totally peaceful purposes." .
Nixon signed the agreement with Sa-
dat just before departing for Saudi Ara- 3 .
bia after a triumphal two-day stay in
Egypt. Under its terms, the President .
agreed in principle to send U.S. Atomicf r
Energy Commission experts to Egypt
within the month and to sell Egypt nuc-
lear supplies.
The diplomatic sources dismissed spec-
ulation that Egypt had asked for nuclear
technology from the United States in
order to develop a weapons capability.
ISRAEL, which has a similar nuclear: ".
agreement with the United States, has
nuclear power plants.
In Jerusalem, Israel's.information min-
ister, Aharon Yariv, told a television in-r... ° e X .
terviewer that the Israeli government AP Photo
saw no reason to demand "special clari-
fication" from Nixon on the Egyptian
nuclear deal when he visits there Sun-
day. He added Israel had been receiving The Rev. John Vanadia, a retired Catholic priest from Mon- at his favorite fishing site in Bolles Harbor. There Is a
See SADAT, Page 5 roe, isn't exactly walking on water. He's just taking it easy dock underneath his chair.

Ehrlichman to be tried with

WASHINGTON (A") - John Ehrlich-
man will stand trial in the Ellsberg
break-in case along with three other de-
fendants after all. The trial is scheduled
to begin June 26.
U. S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell
yesterday put an end to a week of un-
certainty about whether Ehrlichman
would be tried with the others, or have
a separate trial at a later date.
"We will go forward with all the de-
fendants," Gesell said firmly and set
the new date. The trial had been sched-
uled for next Monday until Ehrlichman's
status came into doubt.
EHRLICHMAN'S lawyers still were ar-
guing that they hadn't gotten all of the
material they need from the White House
for their defense. Gesell brushed the
contention aside.
"If there is any particular document
you require, you may prepare a sub-

poena for me, document by document,
with a detailed written justification, and
I'll decide on a document-by-document
basis," the judge said.
Gesell said he felt that the materials
already turned over to Ehrlichman satis-
fy a requirement that a defendant is en-
titled to any evidence helpful to his de-
fense that is in the hands of the govern-
The former White House official is
charged - along with Bernard Barker-
with conspiracy to violate civil rights of
a citizen. Conviction carries a maximum
penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,-
000 fine.
THE CHARGES are in connection with
the break-in at the office of Dr. Lewis
Fielding, psychiatrist of Pentagon Pap-
ers figure Daniel Ellsberg.
In addition, Ehrlichman alone is charg-
ed with three counts of lying to a grand

jury and one of lying to the FBI. Each
count carries a maximum penalty of
five years in prison and $10,000 fine.
The heart of the problem was White
House insistence that only Ehrlichman
could ook at the files he left behind when
he resigned April 30, 1973. The White
House also had insisted that the Presi-
dent, not Gesell, would have the final
word of what could be used in court.
Nixon waived any objection to having
the submitted materials used at trial.
And the judge said he was satisfied with
a sworn statement that no exculpatory
info nation was left in subpoenaed
White House files.
IN ANOTHER Watergate - related de-
velopment, the Los Angeles Times said
a tape of President Nixon's controver-
sial March 21, 1973, meeting shows the
President said "we should buy time"
rather than "we can buy time" through
paying hush money to a Watergate con-

The "can buy" quote is in the edited
transcripts the White House released of
that meeting. A House Judiciary Com-
mittee memorandum quoted by the
Times gives the "should buy" quota-
The memorandum, one of two pre-
pared for several impeachment inquiry
members by staff lawyer William Dixon,
also says Nixon knew prior to March
21 about:
--Attempts to raise money for the
Watergate defendants by former White
House aide Frederick LaRue;
-The Fielding break-in;
-Discussions about containing the
Watergate investigations; and
-Discussions between Watergate con-
spirator Howard Hunt and former presi-
dential counsel Charles Colson about pos-
sible commutation of sentences for the
Watergate defendants.

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